Rams Host Davidson in Wednesday Morning Contest

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

THE BASICS
Rhode Island (3-19, 1-8 A-10) vs. Davidson (9-13, 4-5 A-10).
Wednesday, Jan 31 - 11:00 a.m.
Ryan Center - Kingston, R.I.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. DAVIDSON - SERIES NOTES

  • Wednesday will be the sixth game all time between Rhode Island and Davidson, and the second meeting this year.
  • Rhode Island leads the series 3-2, but Davidson earned their second consecutive win in the series in the first game this season with a 77-67 win on Jan. 7.
  • Nicole Jorgensen led the Rams scoring a season-high 25 points. She added seven rebounds, and two steals, and one block.
  • Davidson's Katie Turner scored 21 points and Mackenzie Latt recorded a double-double in the Wildcat victory.
  • Turner was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week this week, after averaging 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals.
  • She recorded her first career double-double last time out in the Wildcats 85-68 loss against Dayton on Jan. 27.
  • The freshman is seventh in the conference averaging 2.3 3-pointers a game, just one spot above Rhody's Abby Streeter (2.2).
  • Wildcat's head coach Gayle Coats Fulks is in her first year (9-13) and has a 1-0 record against Rhode Island.

EDUCATION DAY

  • Rhode Island Athletics is happy to host their annual Education Day game at 11:00 am as Rhody Women's Basketball hosts Davidson.
  • Each year elementary and middle schools around the state are invited to join us for a day of education, fitness and fun.
  • The game will have educational themed promotions and trivia running throughout the event.
  • Each student in attendance will receive a workbook filled with puzzles, basketball-themed questions and more.
  • Once the game has concluded each school will be invited to join the women's basketball team for a photo on the court.

LAST TIME OUT - RAMS LOSE TO MASSACHUSETTS ON BUZZER-BEATER, 61-59

  • A buzzer-beating finish saw Massachusetts come away with a 61-59 win over Rhode Island on Jan. 28.
  • Rhode Island had a slow start in the first, but eight points from Nicole Jorgensen put the Rams up 13-11 with 1:24 remaining.
  • Abby Streeter then hit a 3-pointer on the following possession that put Rhode Island up 16-14 into the first quarter break.
  • Massachusetts had the slight edge in the second quarter outscoring the Rams 12-11.
  • Rhode Island regained the lead with a Meghan Oberg offensive rebound and made layup, followed by a Dina Motrechuk floater in the paint with 33 seconds left (28-25).
  • UMass scored as time expired and the Rams took a 28-27 lead into halftime.
  • At the 6:01 mark of the third, the Minutewomen had their largest lead of the game to that point behind a Leidel 3-pointer (38-33).
  • A Jalissa Ross make from beyond the arc capped off a 9-0 run immediately to put Rhode Island up 42-38 at 2:41.
  • The Rams held onto the lead for the remainder of the third quarter and for most of the fourth.
  • With just 16 seconds remaining in the game, Massachusetts made one of two free throws and trail 59-58.
  • The Minutewomen on the following possession forced a turnover, force a foul, and made one of two at the line again to tie it at 59.
  • Massachusetts had another steal on defense with seconds to go, and a half-court pass to Hailey Leidel setup a game-winning layup.
  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen had her fifth double-double of the season (22 points,11 rebounds). She shot 10-of-23 from the field.
  • Freshman Marta Vargas finished with 11 points and shot 3-for-6 from the three-point line. She added a pair of rebounds and assists.
  • Redshirt sophomore Elemy Colome scored seven points along with four assists, three rebounds and two steals.
  • Sophomore Ednaija Lassiter finished with seven points in 15 minutes off the bench.
  • Junior Jalissa Ross scored five points, reeled in five rebounds and blocked three shots off the bench.
  • Rhode Island pulled in 20 offensive rebounds - their second most this season (22 against Southern Connecticut on Dec. 28).